Chelsea starlets, Josh McEachran, Bertrand Traoré, and Wallace, are all currently on loan at the Dutch club, Vitesse. Vitesse manager, Peter Bosz, has admitted that he is ready to negotiate with Chelsea on extending the three players deals. This could be very interesting, as Chelsea manager, José Mourinho looks to raise funds for a high spending summer. Mourinho might look to sell one of these three players, or even promote one of them into the first team squad. Traoré has the most value on the transfer market, but he also has the talent to play in the Chelsea first team. Vitesse and Chelsea have a long relationship, but it could be at risk if Mourinho decides he wants to keep one of his starlets on the first team squad for next season.
Bertrand Traoré is capable of playing on either wing, and playing in the number 10 role. He has an eye for the goal, and matched with his lightening pace, he has the potential to become a world-class player. But with Juan Cuadrado, Eden Hazard, and Willian above him in the ranks, I expect Mourinho to extend the Burkinabe’s loan deal.
Josh McEachran plays as a center midfielder, a position that is not normally used in Mourinho’s team. Expect either Mourinho to extend his loan deal, or recall him so he can be sold. Mourinho wouldn’t get more than £5million for the Englishmen, but that could be enough to purchase another starlet to replace McEachran.
Wallace is a 20 year-old Brazilian with loads of potential. His name flies under the radar, and is not recognized for how good he really is. Wallace will either be recalled or loaned to another club, or his current loan deal will be extended. After a disappointing loan spell at Inter last season, Wallace has bounced back at Vitesse, where he has already scored a goal. With his good friend Nathan being linked to a move to Chelsea this summer, and Oscar already being a Blue, Chelsea could own a substantial amount of Brazil’s attack in the future.
All three of these players have bright futures, either at Chelsea or other clubs.